carnauba wax


Definition of carnauba wax

: a hard brittle high-melting wax obtained from the leaves of the carnauba palm and used chiefly in polishes

Examples of carnauba wax in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web It’s made from carnauba wax and polymers to fill any scratches or cracks on your vehicle’s exterior coat to protect it from environmental conditions as well as add a shiny gloss. Olivia Lipski, Good Housekeeping, 13 Sep. 2022 Follow it up by coating your lashes with the Im-Possible Mascara, which is made with carnauba wax and beeswax to hold lashes up with volume. Angela Trakoshis, Allure, 24 May 2022 Still, the company decided to switch suppliers and eventually discontinued its use of carnauba wax, replacing the ingredient with beeswax. Michele Herrmann, Smithsonian Magazine, 18 May 2022 There are also mineral pigments to soothe and soften lashes, as well as carnauba wax to guarantee it applies smoothly. Celia Shatzman, The Hollywood Reporter, 11 May 2022 There are a lot of different chemicals in this product, including sugar, citric acid, food color, corn syrup, natural flavor, vegetable oil, and carnauba wax, as well as pectin. The Salt Lake Tribune, 4 May 2022 Make sure to grab some wood conditioner—made of coconut oil, beeswax, and carnauba wax—to keep it in prime shape for years. Bon Appétit, 28 Nov. 2021 The mascara is made up of beeswax, carnauba wax, and acacia gum to keep your lashes sky-high and looking full. Melissa Epifano,, 16 Sep. 2021 It is made from a combination of pure USP grade mineral oil, beeswax, and carnauba wax. Chris Hachey, BGR, 19 May 2021 See More

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First Known Use of carnauba wax

1854, in the meaning defined above

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23 Sep 2022

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“Carnauba wax.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Sep. 2022.

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